This course teaches you how to become a professional international events manager, specialising in arts and entertainment for a modern international business environment. A core strength of the course is the development of professional attributes of future event managers. By studying events theory, arts policy and practice, alongside gaining realworld experience, you learn what it takes to plan and manage memorable and successful events. You study a range of topics relating to event planning and delivery, as well as specialist arts and entertainment topics, including • the international arts and entertainment industry • the arts and cultural event experience • managing, art, music and entertainment productions • managing festivals and outdoor events. **How you learn** You learn by taking part in seminars and workshops, by attending lectures and by completing projects. Field trips, site visits and work with organisations help to bring your learning to life with practical examples. From year one, you have access to work experience opportunities across various event sectors. In year two, your employability skills are embedded through our Applied Event Operations module where you undertake work experience guided by personal tutors. In the final year, you conceptualise, create and run your own live Arts and Entertainment Event. Past students have delivered fashion shows, unplugged events, exhibitions and music festivals. **Work placements in the UK and overseas** After year two, you have the opportunity to apply the skills you’ve gained by taking a one-year paid work placement. This is a great way to improve your industry knowledge with real insight and experience. It also enables you to build an eye-catching CV to impress future employers, and many students find jobs with their placement companies after graduating. Due to our strong relationships with regional, national and international employers, we can help you to secure a great placement opportunity and support you while you are there. Salaries of up to £22,000 are possible. If you study abroad, or do your work placement, in another European country there may be funding available through the Erasmus programme. **Industry-recognised qualifications** We support students to constantly build their employability skills. Through the course you have the opportunity to gain your BIIAB Level 2 Award for Personal License Holders and to work towards your Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) accredited Event Safety Management Certificate to further enhance your CV. **An expert teaching team** Our lecturers have significant practical experience within both the arts and entertainment sectors and broader events management and will help guide you towards valuable industry work experience. The team also leads the Event Management Hub, a professional national community of events practitioners through which we conduct research and consultancy for industry. This unique venture allows us to feed our research into the teaching we deliver to you. **Guest speakers** Our links with industry mean that you can also hear from a wide range of guest speakers. Previous guest speakers have included Martin Green – London 2012 organising committee LOCOG • Simon Graveling – Athens 2004, London 2012 and Sochi 2014 • David Jamilly – Theme Traders • Jon Hughes – KPMG. **Event associations** As a founder member of the Association of Event Management Educators (AEME), we were involved in establishing academic benchmarks in events education. We also have strong links with key events associations such as Eventia. **Professional recognition** The event safety management vocational qualification, which forms part of the leisure and risk module, is accredited by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health.